Written on: July 22, 2014
Please pray for an end to the death penalty, for those executed in July, for the victims of these crimes and all whose lives have been affected.
July 10: Eddie Davis, Florida
July 16: John Middleton, Missouri
July 23: Joseph Wood, Arizona- stayed pending further court action
August 4: William Montgomery, Ohio- cancelled until after August 15.
The process of lethal injections and whether inmates unduly suffer has come into focus several times this year.
An Ohio inmate in January snorted and gasped during the 26 minutes it took him to die. And an Oklahoma execution was botched in April as prison officials halted the process after noticing the drugs weren’t being administered properly. The inmate died of a heart attack several minutes later.
For information and education about the Death Penalty please visit Catholic Mobilizing Network to End the Use of the Death Penalty